Roy E. Miller
Roy E. Miller
Jan. 29, 1929 – May 10 2008
Roy began his journey on the “streets of gold” on Sat. May 10. Roy leaves behind his beautiful wife of 51 years, Alberta; his daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Robert Genosick; granddaughter, Jennifer; grandson Nick and his wife Megan; and three great-grandsons, Jacob, Lance, and Riley. He is also survived by his son Edward Miller and family of Oregon; sister, Frances Odell of Minneapolis, Minn.; and three nephews, Bob and Ron Odell of Minn., and Dennis DeSilva of Alamo; and numerous great nephews and nieces.
Roy was born in Columbia Heights, Minn. in 1929. He moved to Richmond, Calif. with his family in the mid 1940s so his dad could work in the shipyards during the war.
He attended Richmond High School until he dropped out to join the Marine Corps. After a terrible car accident almost ended his life he was honorably discharged from the Marines. He went back to school and got his High School Diploma. Roy became a Real Estate Broker in 1957 and was an active member of the community. He was involved in the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and sat on the Richmond Planning Commission for 16 years. After he retired, he moved to one of the most beautiful spots in the world, Lake Tahoe.
Roy was an avid fisherman. He liked to travel to Oregon and Minnesota to fish. He loved to go sturgeon fishing in the Carquinez Straits, and salmon fishing off the coast. He also enjoyed taking family with him to go abalone diving. He liked to tend to his garden and always grew enough to share with others. Another hobby he enjoyed was golfing, and he played golf at least once a week with family and friends. What he loved most was to spend time with friends and family. He would travel for miles to watch his grandchildren play sports or attend school functions.
Roy walked very close with the Lord and he had a church home wherever he went. He enjoyed worshiping with his Christian family both here in California at First Baptist Church of South Lake Tahoe and Clinton Ave. Baptist Church in Richmond, and in Arizona at Superstition Lookout and Skyline Fellowship.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 15 at First Baptist Church, 1053 Wildwood Ave., South Lake Tahoe. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m. at Skyview Mtemorial Lawn Cemetery, 200 Rollingwood Dr., Vallejo, CA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to “The Good News Club” at First Baptist Church in South Lake Tahoe, PO Box 13104, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151.